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New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
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yes, I am. I have a narrow lot so I'm still deciding between the Sentosa and the vantage. Your plans look good. I love voids. Have you considered a Jack and Jill between…

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fingerz
Sep 24, 2017 2:54 am

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria
VIC

How long after getting block can you start building?

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mehtab
Sep 24, 2017 2:12 am

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
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Oh nice, yeah I’m also thinking of doind the laminex desk across the study window like in the display house after handover.

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Vantage_35
Sep 24, 2017 12:44 am

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block
VIC
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We've got the middle of the range, I think pre-finished. We've got a no beading note, will revisit the under cabinets

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Drew01
Sep 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Drew01

{Dawn} SE Melb Custom Build - Ever After :)

{Dawn} SE Melb Custom Build - Ever After :)
VIC
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Kmart's homewares section is really fantastic. You can get some really nice pieces. If only our nearest Kmart wasn't 2hrs away!

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ruraldoc
Sep 23, 2017 10:50 pm
ruraldoc

Carlisle homes- near completion

Carlisle homes- near completion
VIC

Hey Hutchie, It has been some time since you posted this. Hopefully all issues by now have been resolved. We are also thinking to go with CH. How do you rate there…

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Lets_Do_This
Sep 23, 2017 10:37 pm

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hey CJ, Congrats for your progress on building Radison 35. We are also thinking to go for this one from CH. We are just investigating at this stage and haven't even…

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Lets_Do_This
Sep 23, 2017 10:30 pm

We had a look at plans again and decided in wall toilets would be better. Wanted to save space and look less cluttered especially in the downstairs bathroom which is very…

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Christoshizz
Sep 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Christoshizz

Our First Home - Ballarat - Signing Contracts today.

Our First Home - Ballarat - Signing Contracts today.
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Thanks. Loan has been submitted to the bank for approval. Lets hope the bank valuer sees the same value as we do.

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icat2000
Sep 23, 2017 9:07 pm
icat2000

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne
VIC
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Omg, you two are amazing, that pile is huge!!! Ours was nothing compared to that. Summer will be amazing though once its done. I can't wait to finish landscaping and…

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aloenyx
Sep 23, 2017 8:48 pm
aloenyx

First build in SE Melbourne

First build in SE Melbourne
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Oh, I hate when sales people pressure you into something that ends up being wrong for you!

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aloenyx
Sep 23, 2017 8:37 pm
aloenyx
Renman
Renman
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My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Should be a of progress. We drove pass today and the render colour is what the Mrs has hoped it would be. Can’t wait to start work on the landscaping as the site…

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Renman
Sep 23, 2017 7:11 pm
Renman
JB1
JB1
13 h

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders
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As I advised earlier you need to engaged the services of a town planner rather than appease Council. Councils are always conservative on what they approve. You may need…

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JB1
Sep 23, 2017 7:09 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
14 h

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Fantastic photos Waldorf! You have some really nice tile choices with the timber look tiles. Looking forward to seeing them once they're laid. It's really good your SS…

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Dani_J
Sep 23, 2017 6:28 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
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Thank you. That is the reaction we had when we walked into the display home and fell in love with this house in the first place. - View my blog at

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
SAFA1
SAFA1
16 h

Knock Down Rebuild - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38

Knock Down Rebuild - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38
VIC
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Whoop whoop! Congrats. Seems to be racing along now. Very exciting!!

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SAFA1
Sep 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
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We're still plodding along, contract signed and waiting for developer approval. Our admin has been trying to push things along as quickly as possible (maybe she's sick…

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firsttime_homies1401
Sep 23, 2017 3:53 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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Hi all, Has anyone upgraded their kitchen doors to the thermolaminated doors? If so, could you please give an indication of how much extra this cost. Thanks!

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alice.e
Sep 23, 2017 3:04 pm

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC

Yes March doesnt seem unrealistic. Max Brown says Feb however understand that Stages 1-3 (which are now complete) were well delayed. Most of these estates are facing…

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sandeepdes
Sep 23, 2017 12:53 pm
bank
bank
22 h

JG King modified Heywood - Render

JG King modified Heywood - Render
VIC
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Yeah I'm off to country road today to get a canister for teabags . I knew it was coming but it's still disappointing, especially after he confirmed earlier in…

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bank
Sep 23, 2017 10:01 am
bank

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Just pack lots of snacks! And new activities/toys they have never seen b4 hehe. Good luck!

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geminithinker
Sep 23, 2017 9:49 am
pEast
pEast
22 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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So got the developer approval on 22/09/17 and a relief my landscape plan is approved. Building permit has been applied and waiting for it - Further, still no news on…

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pEast
Sep 23, 2017 9:38 am

Building with Dennis Family Homes

Building with Dennis Family Homes
VIC
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Nice rattleAU...sounds like good progress to me. We had completed our colour selection and awaiting contract. What makes me nervous though is the time the council is…

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Mathjic
Sep 23, 2017 8:43 am
Gio
Gio
24 h

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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MikW If you take 2 or more you get discounted price on the Darbecca services. At first I told them 4 stages but I ended up using them only for the frame and Pre…

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Gio
Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am
Gio

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC
VIC

Yeah, originally had an opening door. But they had to change it to a in wall sliding door. Which I'll assume will go into the wall added to close off the retreat area…

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rum_home
Sep 23, 2017 8:12 am
rum_home
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
Yesterday

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?
VIC
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Can someone building in Wantirna Rise confirm if this is standard type of soil test report in this estate ? What potential site costs am I looking at here ? From the two…

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asheeshjoshi
Sep 23, 2017 6:57 am

Hi, Just thought I'd add some more photos. We went out last Wednesday to have a look at things. Looks like the end is near!

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Alysha
Sep 23, 2017 12:12 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
Yesterday

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
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I didnt select a colour either, but they ended up painting surfmist to match my window frames. Was annoying because the paint made it stick.

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aloenyx
Sep 22, 2017 9:46 pm
aloenyx

Hello I forgot to upload the electrical plans for the build. So here are the plans: Ground…

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stanus
Sep 22, 2017 8:20 pm
stanus
geminithinker
geminithinker
22 September

Cost to repair crossover

Cost to repair crossover
VIC

Im getting a new one built for 2.5k...so I would hope well under. Let me know if you want a number of who we are using

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geminithinker
Sep 22, 2017 2:52 pm

These are our plans as they stand. A couple of minor fixes to be made (ie flipping the ensuite shower) Ground floor First floor

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blackcat20
Sep 22, 2017 11:34 am
blackcat20
Afrooz
Afrooz
22 September

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23
VIC
1, 2, 3

Have you settled down in the new house? Is everything fine with it? Can you take some pics of the final product? I really wonder if they do the job the same they have…

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Afrooz
Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am
ABuild
ABuild
22 September

JG King Lexington 240 - final fit out

JG King Lexington 240 - final fit out
VIC
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Loving the sign!! We were having something similar being made! Oh and the drain looks 100% better, great job on standing your ground. Not too long at all now, must be…

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ABuild
Sep 22, 2017 4:47 am

Inspections

Inspections
VIC

You are further along in your build but we’ve used Darbecca for each stage of our build so far and sometimes the defects are rectified within days and other times it…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 22, 2017 2:55 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Melt23
Melt23
21 September

My build in Bloomdale- Slab is down!

My build in Bloomdale- Slab is down!
VIC
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Thankyou :) I love the sky out there, I hope I still get to enjoy it when the area is a bit more built up- I think I'll cry if one of the houses out the back is double story!

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Melt23
Sep 21, 2017 9:07 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
21 September

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Week 5 - Frame has started

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Week 5 - Frame has started
VIC
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Yea I like that it its going to be done like this as it means we make up for lost time! So I am thinking that we will be close to complete by christmas however getting…

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stayxtrue
Sep 21, 2017 8:36 pm
stayxtrue
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September

Our Acacia34 by Orbit Homes

Our Acacia34 by Orbit Homes
VIC
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Does anyone know at what stage they put the garage door in?

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:34 pm
Joelleg6
valerie3e
valerie3e
21 September

Beachwood Constructions Melbourne

Beachwood Constructions Melbourne
VIC

That's great! My slab has been delayed for a while. Was meant to go down end of August..

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valerie3e
Sep 21, 2017 8:06 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
21 September

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
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Thanks so much Doulton777, now I understand. will go back to M to ask an updated price. Really appreciate Your welcome viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Sep 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Doulton777
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
21 September

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build
VIC
1, 2

Woohoo a slab!!! Hopefully it alls starts to move quickly for you guys! ours feels like it has slowed down but the guts of the house are being done so its not like…

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stayxtrue
Sep 21, 2017 3:25 pm
stayxtrue
inexp_user
inexp_user
21 September

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?
VIC

Thank you for the replies, they have agreed to add a pcv with HIA schedule.

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inexp_user
Sep 21, 2017 3:19 pm
inexp_user
NehaM
NehaM
21 September

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee
VIC

Hi Drekko, Can you please give me some feedback on Bulekey Properties? Their price so far has come out too good to be true but we are very sceptical as we cannot find any…

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NehaM
Sep 21, 2017 1:26 pm
NehaM
NehaM
21 September

The ivy, Doreen

The ivy, Doreen
VIC
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Hi Guys, Any updates on Stage 3 titles yet? Has anybody spoken to Rhonda lately?

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NehaM
Sep 21, 2017 1:23 pm

Sent our floor plan to Archilogic and get a 3d model back. Coolest website ever! Been playing a bit with the furniture but with a toddler in the house free time to really…

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Clareymoo
Sep 21, 2017 8:38 am

Yayy! 50% complete.. hoping to get painting and other things quicker, carpet installation in 2nd week of Oct.

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zee1308
Sep 21, 2017 7:27 am

as highlighted in above snip. SS come back yesterday that they have ordered incorrectly with Window company and he has reordered it now and will fix it up.

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zee1308
Sep 21, 2017 7:24 am


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